Three wins in a row for Pythons
UKI has broken an historic hoodoo by defeating South Lismore for the first time on Saturday.
With a home ground advantage, the Pythons were too good for their highly fancied southern opponents and dispatched them 3-0.
The Pythons now sit fourth in Football Far North Coast First Division, with South Lismore at third, and coach Joe Scholl considers his side a genuine premiership threat.
“We know we are in this competition up to our ears now and this will really give the boys a good confidence boost,” Scholl said.
“We had never beaten South Lismore, they are one of the strong clubs in the competition and to beat them 3-0 was an outstanding effort. The last time we played them it was a 4-2 loss, so that is how much we have turned it around in three weeks.”
“We’ve broken the hoodoo.”
The game was quick and of high quality.
Uki got on the board first thanks to a precise cross from Kyle Underood which found Chris Jandura at the back post for the first of his two goals.
“He kept patient and found himself with an open goal,” Scholl said.
The score remained 1-0 at half-time and School urged his troops to slot the first goal of the second half and Mitchell Nelson did just that in the 60th minute.
But Lismore went down fighting, and if not for the good work of Uki goalkeeper Duaine Bianchetti, they could have taken the lead.
“He made three or four really good reflex saves from the 60th to 80th minute which were instrumental in keeping their score to nil,” Scholl said.
Jandura put the game out of South Lismore’s reach with a fine display of individual skill.
“He ran down the left-hand side, left the Lismore right back stranded, put on a great little shimmy, then 25-yards out he chipped over the goalkeeper who was off line,” Scholl said.
Scholl said he was very happy,
“We are on a roll, it is three wins in a row now, which will give the boys confidence as we carry on through the season.”
In other First Division results the Burringbar Bandits had a huge win 10-3 win over Dunoon and District.
“The boys are just on fire they are just disappointed they let three goals in,” coach Jim Robertson said.
Bandits will be keen to retain second place in the competition when they take on South Lismore this weekend.